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Poster: Reade Date: Apr 18, 2014 2:10pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Phil review Rolling Stone .com

Yeah, sounding exactly the same every night, and having your songs sound exactly like the album version, is what professionalism amounts to for some. (Favorite Neil Young quote: 'Long flat expanses of professionalism bother me').

I guess what I meant by the word in this context was caring enough about the people who were shelling for the tix to make ensure the performance was reasonably compelling- at least.

And to not just assume that it will be enough for patrons to spend three hours in the same building with you on a given evening.

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Poster: high flow Date: Apr 18, 2014 3:38pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Phil review Rolling Stone .com

That NY quote is great.

Some bands must do the greatest hits every night. The people who go see Eagles, Steve Miller Band, Buffett and the like demand a party just like last time. They want to wear a rolled-up old cap and pretend to be unsophisticated, while taking selfies with their cocktail, and the band pretends that this is the best time we've ever had playing these this order. Hell it sounds like a plan to me. Minus the selfies.

Disneyland is always the same too. It must be that way.

Admission: I've seen Steve Miller a couple of times. I like the Eagles songs, some are easy on guitar. No Buffett! I hesitate to say never...

Thank god for adventurous musicians like the Grateful Dead.